Development in Rural Areas Through Capacity Building and Education for Business

López González, Miriam and Pastor Carretero, Raquel (2015). Development in Rural Areas Through Capacity Building and Education for Business. "Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences", v. 197 ; pp. 1882-1888. ISSN 1877-0428. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.07.250.

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Title: Development in Rural Areas Through Capacity Building and Education for Business
Author/s:
  • López González, Miriam
  • Pastor Carretero, Raquel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Date: July 2015
ISSN: 1877-0428
Volume: 197
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Ingeniería Agroforestal
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper is based on a case study located in Avila, central Spain. Its main objectives are to implement an entrepreneurship program and design a plan of capacity building and education for business in order to promote the development of rural areas. The methodological approach of the program is based on the use of tools that permit involving the various actors of the area from the early planning stages. The university's group that is carrying out the field work has relied on these participatory tools in very different areas and contexts for over 25 years. This has allowed the development of an advanced planning model called ?Working With People? that connects expert and experience knowledge in the territories where it is applied. With this methodological approach, the diagnosis of the territory and the design of the program's strategy has been carried out. Once completed the first phase of the program and in order to ensure the sustainability and applicability of future entrepreneurial initiatives, it is necessary to support and strengthen potential entrepreneurs through training activities and capacity building. It relies on ?How to learn from people who live there? to promote investment projects and to teach them with adequate educational skills. In this context, this article aims to study the implementation strategy of these training and capacity building activities studied from an academic perspective, as well as analyzing the potential effects of these actions in promoting entrepreneurship in the territories

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Item ID: 41321
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/41321/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:41321
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.07.250
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042815042512
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 21 Jun 2016 17:22
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 17:22
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